11 March, 2019

Six Steps

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


Six Steps of one of the two Entrance Staircases at Hawa Mahal Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Six Steps of one of the two Entrance Staircases at Hawa Mahal Jaipur.


This Minimal Art shot is an improvement over the earlier picture I took at the same place, of the same staircase "A Call from the Unknown". 

In the earlier shot, there was a lot of Negative Space and was a very low angle shot. But here, you see that I am shooting somewhat top-down and the amount of Negative Space is less. 

Also, by adding the 2 Steps turning towards the left and making them disappear after that, I have tried to create some sort of Mystery in the frame to engage the viewer. 

Also here, I am showing Pure/Simple Geometry as a base, therefore I classified this under the Minimalism as Less Elements 

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-500

  • Focal Length: 35 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Six Steps  Minimalist Photograph.


Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

08 March, 2019

Vertical Vs Diagonal Lines

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Minimal Art Photo of a Black Wire running across Diagonally against an Orange textured wall with Vertical Sections.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimal Art Photo of a Black Wire running across Diagonally against an Orange textured wall with Vertical Sections.


What I liked here was the Shadow of the Diagonal Black Wire, being casted in parts on the Vertical Sections of the Orange wall, almost giving a surrealistic feel to the entire Photograph. 

Sure, since this Image is all about Lines, therefore once can easily classify this under the Minimalism as Simple Geometry category of Minimalism

I thought a long while on whether this image would look good in Black and White or Color. I am usually biased towards Black and White, but this time I kept the photo colored.

Maybe because other than the Red Color, I like Orange as the second best. What is your favorite color by the way?


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/8

  • Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 105 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Vertical Vs Diagonal Lines  Minimalist Photograph.


Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

07 March, 2019

Red Pipe Vs The Wire

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimal Picture of A Red Industrial Pipe versus the Black wire on a textured wall near Jaleb Chowk Old Jaipur City.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimal Picture of A Red Industrial Pipe versus the Black wire on a textured wall near Jaleb Chowk Old Jaipur City.


I first placed the Red Industrial Pipe aka the Water Outlet, on the bottom right of the frame with the Black Pipe towards its left. 

I later included a Red Orange Vertical Bar of the wall right next to the Black Wire (towards its left).

I placed this Minimalist Photograph under the Minimalism as Less Elements category of Minimalism for there is not much clutter here. 

This is the best part in Minimalist Photography.

You have to keep it Simple despite sometimes the elements being more in the frame. 

Some bit of Empty/ Negative Space to the right of the Red Pipe is intentionally kept.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/22

  • Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-4000

  • Focal Length: 70 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Red Pipe Vs the Wire  Minimalist Photograph.


Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

03 March, 2019

Blue Chair Versus White Arrow

Minimalism as Less Elements


Blue Chair versus the White Arrow at the Amphitheater area at  Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Blue Chair versus the White Arrow, Minimalist Photography shot at the Amphitheater area,  Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur.


I spotted this isolated Blue Chair and placed it in the bottom left of the frame, leaving the red walls behind it, as a starting shot.

To add more interest in the frame, I moved back a bit and also to my left. This helped me place the big White Arrow behind it the Blue Chair.

It was conscious choice to place the Blue Chair and the White Arrow on the opposite ends of the frame. 

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-5000

  • Focal Length: 35 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Blue Chair Versus White Arrow Minimalist Photograph.


Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

24 February, 2019

Missing Pipe Vs The Plant

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimal Art Picture of the Missing Pipe in the Pipe Roof at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, Versus the Plant.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimal Art Picture of the Missing Pipe in the Pipe Roof at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, Versus the Plant.


This area is located to the right, just before the Indian Coffee House entrance hall way. I have crossed this area many a times before and but time around, the Missing Pipe made me stop here. 

I have tried to click the Missing Pipe earlier as well, but I was not successful in creating a decent composition. I ended up clicking just the roof with diagonal lines and the missing pipe, resulting in a fairly vanilla composition.

This time, somehow I got the idea of placing the Green Plant right under the Pipe  Roof (with the missing pipe) as a complimentary subject, to add more interest in the frame. 

The only challenge was getting the Camera Settings right, as the light was all over the place.

After 3-4 edits, I got what I wanted. 


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/50 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-10000

  • Focal Length: 30 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Missing Pipe Vs The Plant Minimalist Photograph.


Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

Chairs In Repetition

Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes


A Colorful Minimal Art Photograph of Chairs placed in repetition at the Front Lawns of Diggi Palace, during Jaipur Literature Festival 2019. Picture captured with Canon EOS 6D Mark II Camera.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Colorful Minimal Art Photograph of Chairs placed in repetition at the Front Lawns of Diggi Palace, during Jaipur Literature Festival 2019


I attended one session at Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 and it was in Hindi Language for a change.

While I was sitting on the Chair listening carefully to the author, I spotted these Chairs in Repetition. 

I created 3 Rows of color here, that alternated between green and blue.

I could have added more rows but 3 is a special number, so I limited it to that. 

This is Minimal of Repetition or Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes category of Minimalism. Please refer to the EXIF Date of the Photograph below.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-5000

  • Focal Length: 93 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Chairs in Repetition Minimalist Photograph.


Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !